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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: North American Decoys at Auction
Auction Description:
North American Decoys at Auction

North American Decoys at Auction

(350 Lots)

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

350 lots with images

April 24, 2008

Pheasant Run Resort

St. Charles, IL, 60174 USA

Rigmate pair of

Lot 1: Rigmate pair of "Shang Wheeler" style oversized mallards, Heck Whittington, Ogelsby, Illinois.

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Description: Signed and dated 1946.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor wear; a few small dents.

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Pair of mallards, Bert Graves, Peoria, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 2: Pair of mallards, Bert Graves, Peoria, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Both retain Graves weights. Both are from the Fox rig and have the Fox stencil on the underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with very slight wear that has darkened with age; filler was added a long time ago to a chip in the hen's tail; a few small dents.

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Mallard drake, Bert Graves, Peoria, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 3: Mallard drake, Bert Graves, Peoria, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Graves' earlier "white sided" model. Retains Graves weight.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; hairline crack in one side.

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Rare pigeon, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois, 3rd quarter 20th century.

Lot 4: Rare pigeon, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois, 3rd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Fitted with wire legs to be used either in the field or on a fence post.

Condition Report: Excellent original condition.

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Rare flying pigeon decoy, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois, 3rd quarter 20th century.

Lot 5: Rare flying pigeon decoy, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois, 3rd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Designed to be mounted on a rod and stuck in the ground with a cupped tail to catch the wind to cause movement. Also fitted with wire legs which provides for it to be used as a stationary as well.

Condition Report: Thin crack and small chip in the bill, otherwise, excellent original condition.

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